Citations and DOIs

When using data which has been provided by PDS in publications and research, we encourage you to cite PDS as the data source. Proper documentation of data sources is important in scientific research. Source checks are one of several methods for assessing the soundness of analyses and for extending the work reported. Should there be questions about methods or conclusions, unambiguous source information simplifies replication (and defense) of the initial report.

DOIs (Digital Object Identifiers)

A digital object identifier (DOI) is unique and static and should be used when referencing data in publications. DOIs are assigned to archive data by dataset (for PDS3 data) and bundle (for PDS4 data), not by individual data products.

APOApplies to the
Apollo AN
INSApplies to the
InSight AN
LCRApplies to the
M20Applies to the
Mars 2020 AN
MERApplies to the
MSLApplies to the
PHXApplies to the

For Apollo, InSight, LCROSS, Mars 2020, MER, MSL, and Phoenix missions, the Resource tab includes a table of DOIs for data in the archive. In addition, product overview pages show the dataset/bundle DOI. Note that context mosaics and special products are not archive products and do not have DOIs.

Citing PDS data

For information about citing PDS data sets in scientific literature, see Citing PDS4 Data or Citing PDS3 Data on the general PDS web site.

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